Dating Scan From 6 - 15 Weeks
Your due date is often calculated from the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP), however, you normally conceive around 14 days after your LMP or later if your cycle is longer than 28 days.
A dating scan works out more precisely how many weeks pregnant you are based on the size and development of your baby at the time of the scan. The NHS offer dating scans at around 12 weeks of pregnancy, however, you may feel that you want more information on your pregnancy earlier than that.
Sometimes it can feel like a very long wait from seeing a positive pregnancy test at around 2 weeks and then waiting another 10 weeks to have your pregnancy confirmed with a scan and to see the development of your baby.
Peek-a-baby offer dating scans from as early as 6 weeks of pregnancy, the 5-minute scan is 2D and will confirm the results of your pregnancy test, confirm babies heartbeat and gestational age and provide an accurate estimated due date.
At a six week scan, you can expect to see a gestation sac with a yolk sac developing in your uterus and the fetal pole (heartbeat), you will also be able to hear the heartbeat. From 8 week scans, you may also be able to see the baby making small movements.
You will receive three 2D black and white thermal prints as a keepsake. Please note that this scan requires a full bladder. You will need to start drinking fluid 30 to 45 minutes before your appointment time and refrain from using the bathroom within this period.
We do not need to see your hospital records.
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It's an amazing experience and the staff are amazing, I had a 4D scan but unfortunately, my son didn't want to co-operate so the staff gave me a drink and got me to walk about. I thought after my walk I'd have to wait for ages but they had me back in fairly quickly and this time I actually got to see my son. The images produced were amazing and didn't take too long to print, I was also able to take all my family and boyfriends family in the room (7 adults and 3 children) which I was grateful for as usually it's only 5 adults and 1 child allowed. The waiting room is also very lovely and child-friendly as there are more than enough toys for the children to play with.Sadia Hussain
I was recommended peek a baby by all of my friends and family. I was not disappointed. The staff were so lovely it was like an extended family. They were also very professional and nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend them and will definitely be coming back for future pregnancies!Bernadette Jayes
Wonderful staff and a really nice atmosphere. Loved every minute of my experience having our scans here. Can’t recommend them enough. I will definitely be coming back for my next pregnancy!!!Jasmine Archer
Me and my partner went for a 4D scan after having my gender scan and an early scan with them. They have been absolutely amazing. They looked after us on our every single visit. We loved every moment of our scans. We will be coming back in future. Thank you so much to all the staff for looking after us.Roxanne Johnson
I went to the NHS for an emergency scan and they gave me an appointment for 3 days later. Phoned Peek A Baby and they gave me an appointment the same day. They were brilliant. Had my scan and thank goodness everything was ok. They took their time and answered all my questions. Me and my partner were so happy when we walked out. Can’t thank Peek A Baby enough. I will definitely be going back there for my gender scan!Chloe Colles
Thank you everyone at Peekababay for our wonderful experience. Their prices are affordable and service is excellent. Very happy with my gender scan. Can’t wait to go back for our 4D scan to see my little princess.Kayleigh Adams
Excellent service! Amazing quality pictures and very friendly staff. I will be recommending them to all my friends and family xxKylie Shaw
I had an amazing experience and my whole family was made feel comfortable. Can’t recommend them enough. Thank you to all the lovely staff and the lady scanning me. You were all amazing.Kelly Harris
Thank you to all the staff at Peek A Baby for making our scan so magical! Seeing our baby for the first time was one of the most wonderful experiences of our lives. Can’t wait to come back to find out if our baby is a little girl or little boy! Thank you.Jay Walcock
Couldn’t be more happier with the service I was given. Staff was brilliant fit me in last minute for a reassurance scan. They really put my mind at ease now I can relax knowing that my baby is doing well.Chloe Gibbons